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New York City’s Population Reaches A Record High

Caitlin Horsfield Caitlin Horsfield

New York City’s Population Reaches A Record High
According to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, New York has reached a record high of inhabitants this past year. Coupled with a record high number of tourist visits, 2017 was the heaviest populated year New York has seen yet.

To anyone who’s been to New York, walked the streets, tried to ride the failing subway system, or even entered into an overcrowded Starbucks, this news will come as no surprise. New York is jam packed, and it becomes more so every day. The new census information confirms that the population of New York City reached a record high of 8.6 million people last year- an increase of almost 500,000 people from the 2010 census.

Population growth across all five boroughs has been constant since 2010 with the highest amount of growth taking place in the Bronx. At the moment 1,471,160 people are living in the city’s northern most neighborhood.

Population growth in the city since 2010 is responsible for 95 percent of population growth in the state however, as city dwellers move out to the ‘burbs, Rockland County has also seen a significant population rise, growing by 5.5 percent.

Featured image: flickr.com/Liz Mangano